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Expat Bookshelf: Packing for Travel Like an Expat

Expat Bookshelf: Packing for Travel Like an Expat

Americans often struggle with their “stuff” when they move abroad, and for good reasons. Our possessions are often an extension of our world and personality. People enjoy seeing things that they have collected over the years, things that make them remember and can...
Resources for Future Expats

Resources for Future Expats

Choosing life as an expat is usually usually requires some serious thought and determination. In this post, I’ll share some resources that I have found along the way that might help others. This is not an exhaustive list, so if you have any ideas for additional...

2018: Green Spaces

In a recent conversation with a friend, she commented on the amount of non-grassy or non-tree areas in my photos. Looking through my pictures, I have to agree that the green space is not as prominent as I feel it should be. While I have emphasized green spaces in...
2018: Spring Day part 1

2018: Spring Day part 1

The days we were walking around Valencia provided a unique opportunity to enjoy springtime. Valencia is a pleasantly walk-able city, as I have mentioned before, and the abundance of sunlight and sheer number of different views of the city were a perfect vacation...
2018: I think I need a snack!

2018: I think I need a snack!

I guess I could be suffering from “vacation palate,” where perhaps everything tastes better because of the locale. I could also be enjoying meals that others prepared, because NOT having to cook is a lovely seasoning to any meal. However, I very quickly...
2018: Overcast Beach Day

2018: Overcast Beach Day

Sometimes the beach cooperates and you have a great tale of sun-filled adventures spent playing beach volleyball, pretending to be a dolphin in the water, and relaxing with a chilly glass of sangria at a beachside bar. This is not one of those tales, gentle reader. To...